Announcements

Announcements

The September 11 Videolog

Annabel Blair, form the BBC, passed along word on the September 11 Videolog.

One year on, as a public service, BBC is hosting the September 11 Videolog, a multimedia forum that supports and streams messages in video or audio formats. This is an experimental community space in which people can share their views and experiences, in vision and sound, to help commemorate the anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Post your thoughts in video or audio at, The BBC Site.

Christys Honor Best in Fiction

Brett Benson from over at Bethany House Publishers points out Bethany House authors scooped up five of eight Christy awards, with WaterBrook, Multnomah, and Broadman & Holman gathering up the rest. Created to promote and expand the reach of Christian fiction, the Christys encourage authors to write to a higher level of excellence. Full list of winners below.

See Also: Literary Faith Fiction Gains Ground over at Publishers Weekly.

Winner of 2002 Sanford Berman Award

Steve Fesenmaier writes \"Maria Menendez de Moschel, a member of the Support Staff at the Southdale-Hennepin County Library system, has been awarded the 2002 Sanford Berman Social Responsibility Award for her commitment and outreach to the Latino community. The award was created to honor Sanford Berman, who served as head cataloger at the Hennepin County Library system for 26 years.

New doc on last hand-set newspaper in America

Steve Fesenmaeir writes \"B.J. Gudmundsson is directing a new film about Cal Price, the founder of the Pocahontas County Times. This paper was the last hand-set paper in the country. Cal Price was known world-wide for his environmentalist work, showing the people of his county and the world how important preserving the environment was more than 50 years ago. The name of the new film is \"30 - Cal Price and the Pocahontas County Times\". It\'s main sponsor is the Pocahontas County Free Libraries System. Pocahontas County is the highest county east of the Mississippi and home to the first radio telescope, The Green Bank Radio Telescope. Anyone who is interested in the history of journalism in America should support the creation of this film.

CalPriceThirty.com \"

New Listserv Announcement: Information Literacy Instruction Listserv (ILI-L)

Sarah McDaniel writes \"The Information Literacy Instruction Listserv (ILI-L) began in June 2002 as a new iteration of the now-defunct Bibliographic Instruction Listserv (BI-L). ILI-L is hosted on the American Library Association server and sponsored by the Instruction Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

July issue of \'Learned Publishing\' available

A new issue of Learned Publishing is available, featuring:

  • John Cox: \"Valuing and protecting our intellectual property: the lifeblood of our business\"
  • Christine Baldwin: \"Delivering content to universities and colleges: JISC\'s new information environment\"
  • Hilda A. Cerdeira: \"eJournals Delivery Service: an email to Internet experiment\"
  • Diann Rusch-Feja: \"The Open Archives Initiative and the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting: rapidly forming a new tier in the scholarly communication infrastructure\"
  • William P. Sisler: \"One university press\"
  • David Finkelstein et al: \"Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records\"
  • Claire Ginn: \"Calculating pricing models choices: rising to the challenge\"
  • The Knight Higher Education Collaborative: \"Op. cit.: publishing in the humanities and social sciences\"
  • Richard Gedye: \"Non-subscription revenue as a source of income\" (pg. 217)
  • Bodleian Library purchases unique medieval ‘atlas’

    Charles Davis writes \"The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford has purchased what may be the most
    important Islamic scientific manuscript to come on the market for the last 100 years.
    \'The Book of Strange Arts and Visual Delights\' is a remarkable medieval Arabic
    manuscript which contains an important and hitherto unknown series of colourful
    maps, giving unique insight into medieval concepts of the world.
    see
    The Announcement for more \"

    netConnect Library Web Site Awards

    Brian Kenney writes \"netConnect, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and Jones e-Global Library are proud to announce the winners of the first annual netConnect Library Web Site Awards.

    Public Libraries:
    Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, NV
    Worthington Libraries, Worthington, OH


    School Libraries:

    Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS

    Tomlinson Middle School, Fairfield, CT


    Academic Libraries
    University Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Shaffer Library, Union College, Schenectady, NY

    Summer 2002 Shy Librarian Out

    Joe Cadieux writes: \"The Summer 2002 issue of THE SHY LIBRARIAN (shylibrarian.com) is now
    out. SHY is a quarterly, ad-free, print magazine with a focus on library
    programming, public relations, and marketing. The Summer issue features...

    Free Online Scholarship Blog

    Peter Suber, creator of the stunningly comprehensive Free Online Scholarship Newsletter has redirected his energies and is now offering FOS News, a \"continuously updated\" blog covering the same topic:

    The main purpose of the blog is to gather and disseminate news about the FOS movement, and to harness the energy and knowledge of a wide group of contributors in doing so. Part of the purpose is to allow me to wind down my work on the FOS Newsletter and free up time for other projects and obligations. I\'ll try to edit this blog with these purposes in mind. That means I\'ll want contributors who understand FOS issues and are willing to post news items. It also means that I\'m determined not to let the administration of the blog become too time-consuming. I\'d like to keep it informal and more or less self-governing.

    July 2002 \'Cites & Insights\' Available

    Cites & Insights 2:9 (Whole issue 23) is now available for your PDF pleasure:

  • Perspective: Scholarly Journals and Grand Solutions
  • Following Up: Four items
  • Copyright Currents: DMCA and lots more (6 pages)
  • Trends & Quick Takes: Nine items
  • The Good Stuff: 13 (or 14) articles
  • Product Watch: 11 (or 13) items
  • Cheap Shots & Commentary: one article
  • LII Reaches 10,000th Record

    On Thursday, June 6, 2002, lii.org (the
    Librarians\' Index to the Internet) added its 10,000th Web site. The
    hallmark record--describing Americorps, a service organization whose
    members earn educational credits for activities such as mentoring youth
    and building affordable housing--was contributed by volunteer indexer
    Julianna Hamann, a San Diego resident who has contributed close to 200
    records to the lii.org database.

    June \'Cites & Insights\' available

    June 2002: Vol. 2 No. 8

  • Bibs & Blather: Seventeen Thousand Conferences (& more)
  • Feedback: Your Insights
  • Perspective: Tracking the Next Big Thing?
  • Trends & Quick Takes
  • The Good Stuff
  • The Filtering Follies
  • PC Group Reviews
  • OCLC to create computing portal for public libraries

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the OCLC Online Computer Library Center a three-year, $9 million grant to build public access computing portal for public libraries and other information organizations.

    \"The new portal will build on the foundation\'s five-year-old U.S. Library Program, which is providing computers with Internet access to more than 10,000 libraries across the United States.\"

    The rest of the story is here

    Astrology and Library Job Correlation

    \"Have you ever wondered about the stars and their influence on one’s career path? More specifically, is there a correlation between a person’s astrological sign and his/her job duties? In libraries, are Virgos attracted to technical services? Are Taureans more likely to be library directors?

    Dean Dylan Hendrix & Michelle Wilde are contributing a chapter in the upcoming book, Revolting Librarians Redux, in which they will study the job duty/astrological sign phenomenon. They want to include all library professional and paraprofessional staff in this survey, so please take five minutes to fill out the survey. \"

    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography V 42

    Charles W. Bailey, Jr. writes: \"Version 42 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
    is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
    1,550 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources
    that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
    efforts on the Internet.\"


    HTML and Acrobat versions available.

    Invitation to ASLIB Midlands Branch AGM (UK event)

    Anjlee writes \"Aslib Midlands Branch Annual General Meeting followed by

    \'Replacing print with e-journals: can it be done?\'
    Speaker: Katy Sidwell

    Friday 26th April 2002, 2pm – 4pm
    Aston University Library, Birmingham, UK.

    In her session, Katy Sidwell will discuss Cranfield University’s approach to e-journal management, access and marketing. She will also present the results of a user study conducted at Cranfield with analysis of Science Direct use within the University.

    Katy Sidwell is the Faculty Team Librarian for Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Leeds.

    If you would like to attend this event, please email [email protected] with your contact details and whether you need to reserve a car park space.

    This event is free of charge – coffee and cakes will be provided.

    Directions to Aston University can be found Here

    More information about ASLIB can be foundHere
    \"

    Announcing VirtualPubLib

    VirtualPubLib, an MSN chat group for those interested in issues related to public library virtual reference services, is up and running.

    Obscure journal survey from AIR

    jen writes \"The Annals of Improbably Research is having an Obscure Journal Survey.
    ---
    They invite you join them in conducting the Obscure Journal Survey.

    This is a joint research project of the Annals of Improbable
    Research (AIR) and the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES).
    The project seeks mercilessly to answer a question posed by Steve
    Farrar of THES:

    \"Which is the least-read academic journal?\"

    The question may be more subtle than it appears. Yet we are
    determined to find the one and true answer.

    If you think you know which journal is the least read, please send
    the journal name to:

    OBSCURE JOURNAL SURVEY c/o [email protected]

    Please include PITHY, persuasive evidence. If the journal has a
    web site, please include its URL.

    Announcement \"

    New \'Cites & Insights\' Available

    A new issue of Cites and Insights is available, featuring:

  • At Your Service: Marking CDs: A Bad Idea?
  • Feedback: Your Insights
  • DisContent: Tracking the Ebook Niches
  • The Filtering Follies
  • Trends and Quick Takes
  • The Good Stuff
  • Text-e Part III: Enter the Mandarins
  • Pages

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